In a few weeks, we’ll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR – just for the fun of it! Currently, we’re creating 15-player protected lists for each of the existing 30 teams. You can catch up on the rules for player eligibility here.
So far, we’ve covered the Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers, Mariners, Athletics, Angels, Astros, Twins, Royals, Tigers, Indians, White Sox, Rays, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles. The Rockies are up next.
First, we’ll remove free agents Daniel Murphy, Wade Davis, Jake McGee, and Bryan Shaw from consideration. The relievers have 2021 options that could vest, but we’ll assume they won’t or at least that they wouldn’t get protected spots. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon will take spots on the list, due to their no-trade protection. We’ll add five more players, starting off by protecting these seven:
That leaves eight spots for the following 22 players:
Chi Chi Gonzalez
With that, we turn it over to the MLBTR readership! In the poll below (direct link here), select exactly eight players you think the Rockies should protect in our upcoming mock expansion draft. Click here to view the results.